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Joseph Roth

Joseph Roth was born on the 2nd September 1894 near Lemberg (Lviv, Ukraine), which at that time was still part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In 1914 he moved to Vienna and began a degree in German Literature, before volunteering in 1916 to fight in the First World War. In 1920 he moved to Berlin and in 1923 was made Feuilletonkorrespondent for the prestigious Frankfurter Zeitung, for which he wrote the majority of his articles over the next few years. On 30th January 1933, the day that Hitler was named Chancellor of Germany, Roth left for France. The writer and journalist Roth died at the end of May 1939 in Paris, an alcoholic. Alongside Hiob (1930), Roth’s most important novels include Radetzkymarsch (1932) and Die Kapuzinergruft (1938).